In the News: Upheaval at North End Grill

••• Annie Ling’s photos offer a fascinating, disturbing look at how people live in Chinatown. —Curbed

••• “Floyd Cardoz, the executive chef at North End Grill in Battery Park City, said Friday that he was leaving the restaurant and its parent company, the Union Square Hospitality Group, where he has worked for nearly 17 years for the restaurateur Danny Meyer. […] Mr. Cardoz said he also planned to open an Indian restaurant in New York, after he had a chance to relax for a few months and ‘reconnect’ with his son, who is leaving for college.” —New York Times

••• A New York Times article on J&R closing and Pearl Paint’s uncertain future included this about Pearl: “Clerks at the art supply store would not speak on the record, but said that they had been told to expect a round of layoffs next Thursday and that they had been told to sell everything in the store at 35 percent off.” I know it’s totally boring when I whine about not being credited, but the New York Times really is the worst about it. Both of these stories first broke here; would it have killed them to mention it?

••• “Finance workers and tourists alike can now shop for super-affordable makeup way downtown. E.l.f. Cosmetics has opened its second freestanding makeup store on Fulton Street.” —Racked

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  1. Maybe some readers could mention it in the comments section of the NYT

  2. Any idea who is replacing Floyd? I am really curious.